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Chris Gordon Candidate for Dexter Community Schools Board of Education

The current incumbent was selected to fill a vacancy on the board and is hoping to win a partial-term in November.

General Information

Name : Mr. Chris Gordon
Age : 44
Place of residence : Dexter, MI

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : University of Michigan
Degree : BSE Aerospace Engineering
Year of graduation : 1990

Grad school

University : Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Degree : Master of Aeronautical Science
Year of graduation : 1999

Military service

Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Commander, U.S. Navy
Date when discharged from duty : Sept. 1, 2011

Employment Information

Job titles held : Director, Wilson Student Team Project Center
Employers : University of Michigan College of Engineering

Political Information

Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : N/A
Running for a: Trustee position on the Board of Education
Running for position: Dexter Community School Board Member
Chamber/district: Dexter Community Schools
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 30 January 2012
Previous elective offices : N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A

URLs

Website : http://www.gordon4dexterschools.org

Other facts

I am dedicated to fulfilling the remaining two years of the vacated Board of Education term I interviewed for and was appointed to fill. Having devoted more than 21 years of military service to our country and with four children pre-K to 11th grade, I am committed to serving my community and all students, families, and staff at Dexter Community Schools into the future.

Ours is a dynamic, growing district that deserves to be represented with high expectations and responsible stability during the myriad challenges we are facing. I use my perspectives as a parent and perennial school volunteer, my extensive leadership experience, and my steadfast commitment to the community to meet these challenges.

I understand the role of a trustee is to see the big picture and to focus on policies and priorities rather than micromanaging the daily operations of the district. I work effectively with my Board of Education colleagues to minimize the impact of revenue reductions on the classroom and to promote the achievement of all students throughout their Dexter Community Schools experience.

Please exercise your right to vote and thank you for your support on Nov. 6.

Terry Mors November 02, 2012 at 10:43 AM
I have gotten to know Chris Gordon while volunteering for the Dexter Lacrosse Association, spending countless hours developing opportunities for the kids of Dexter. Chris is an advocate for kids, and shares our culture of giving kids a vision to achieve greater things. When we need parent volunteers, Chris is one of the first to offer a helping hand. Chris is the kind of individual we need on the Dexter School Board, and I am voting to return Chris to the school board. Terry A. Mors

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